He acted in the popular TV series ‘Riverdale’. Also seen in the American comedy film ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’. However, before his acting career was established, Ryan Grantham made headlines for his involvement in crime. He was accused of murdering his mother in March 2020. The 24-year-old Canadian actor was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison by the Vancouver Supreme Court. He will be considered for parole after 14 years. Counsel said Ryan was also plotting to kill Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Grantham’s mother, Barbara, was playing the piano at home on March 31, 2020. Grantham fired at him. Barbara died there after being shot in the back of the head. Grantham didn’t stop at just shooting, but recorded a video confessing to killing his mother. The video also shows the dead body of the mother. In the video, he said, “Maybe the mother realized that the killer was her son after being shot.”
After killing his mother, Grantham had plans for a bigger murder. According to a BBC report, Grantham consumed beans and marijuana a few hours after the murder. Later, he took three guns, bullets and self-made cocktail into the car and left. The intention was to go to Justin Trudeau’s residence and kill him. Changed his mind after driving for about 200 km. Later went to the Vancouver police station and surrendered.
Apart from this, Grantham also planned to go to his own campus Simon Fraser University and shoot. Grantham’s sister called the incident “tragic” and “heartbreaking” in a statement after the verdict. The judge described it as the ‘grace of God’ that Grantham did not go on campus and shoot indiscriminately.
Grantham started acting as a child artist at the age of 9. However, in 2019, he became known as an actor after acting in an episode of the ‘Riverdale’ series.